Police, protesters injured as Nicaragua moves to clear highway blockade protesting canal

December 25, 2014 2:29 AM

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Police, protesters injured as Nicaragua moves to clear highway blockade protesting canal

Riot police enter the town of El Tule, Nicaragua after they cleared a roadblock erected by residents, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014. National police special forces and soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who had blocked the Pan American highway to protest against a proposed transoceanic canal. Thousands had maintained the roadblock since workers broke ground Monday for the $50 billion canal, which will require the expropriation of land. (AP Photo/Oscar Navarrete) (The Associated Press)

Men show their injuries after riot police cleared a roadblock erected by residents in the the town of El Tule, Nicaragua, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014. National police special forces and soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who had blocked the Pan American highway to protest agains...

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